Monthly Archives: February 2012

Statins To Carry New Warning Labels

Statins are popular cholesterol-lowering drugs which inhibit one of the enzymes that is central to cholesterol production in the liver. Medications such as Lipitor and Zocor have become widely used as a treatment for high cholesterol, which is linked to … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Seeks More Funds For Alzheimer’s Research

As part of a recently announced effort to find effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, the Obama administration is seeking more funding for research into the disease. The National Institutes of Health announced it will devote an additional $50 million to … Continue reading

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Many Elderly Households Living On Less Than $10,000

While most studies concentrate on the financial status of those about to retire, new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, and Harvard University looked at the assets of individuals and couples as they approached retirement, while they … Continue reading

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Citrus Fruit Lowers Stroke Risk In Study

A study which followed nearly 70,000 women over 14 years found participants whose diet included the highest level of a flavonoid known as flavanones had a 19 percent lower risk of suffering a blood-clot related stroke compared to the women … Continue reading

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Fish Oil, Multivitamins Most Used Supplements

Fish oil and multivitamins are the most commonly used supplements, according to a survey of 10,000 people by consumerlab.com. Vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10 rounded out the top five. The survey found older adults are more likely to use supplements … Continue reading

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Psychological Stress & Biological Aging

It’s commonly known that stress can negatively affect health and raise the risk of developing disease. But a recent study of women over 50 found that just anticipating a stressful situation caused an accelerated rate of cellular aging, which is … Continue reading

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Boomer Survey Reveals Retirement Wish List

A survey of baby boomers reveals their preferences and wishes for possible retirement relocation destinations. Respondents to the Consumer Federation of the Southeast/Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey listed top-quality health care as very or somewhat important when considering a place … Continue reading

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Caregiving Workshops in Phoenix

Our friends at Duet are presenting a three-part workshop called “The Fundamentals of Caregiving and Elder Care.”  Facilitated by Director of Caregiver Services, Brett Petersen, each class will run 90 minutes and focus on a specific caregiving topic.  The workshops … Continue reading

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Americans Report Being Healthier And Happier In January

Gallup’s Well-Being Index measures Americans’ economic confidence, future expectations, physical and emotional health. In January, respondents reported exercising more, eating healthier, and feeling less stress and worry than the previous month. Nearly half of Americans say they exercised for a … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Ratings Find Improvements in Care

An analysis of federal data on the country’s nursing homes done by USA Today reveals an overall improvement in the level of care, though there remains a large number of low-rated nursing homes that haven’t improved since 2008 when the … Continue reading

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